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In addition to my previous suggestions, I also want to suggest orange color over yellow:

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NOTE: changes are to the main site (not meta)

Changes made:

  • Logo colors (white text, orange brackets)
  • Tags (new design)
  • 'Ask Question' button (lower-cased text, orange background, black text)
  • Tabs (grey background)
  • Some links (orange text)
  • Featured Badge (orange background)
  • (and other minor things)

What do you think?

  • anyone know how to make my image full-sizable on click? – ajax333221 Mar 22 '12 at 17:27
  • I like it. I would also lighten up the dark gray on the outside. I think the meta color would be great. Could go dark in the meta. I would make the links that color as well. They are really important here. – Chad Mar 22 '12 at 20:16
  • @ajax333221 You can't – fredley Mar 23 '12 at 15:00
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    @ajax333221 try [![caption][1]](http://imgur.com/gallery/J4qLn), and at the bottom, [1]: http://i.imgur.com/J4qLn.jpg – Sklivvz Mar 24 '12 at 11:15
  • @Sklivvz better: [![caption][1]][1] or else you are just being redundant :-P – Naftali aka Neal Mar 29 '12 at 14:43
  • @neal, links are different, but interesting! I didn't know you could repeat the same "pointer". Good to know. – Sklivvz Mar 29 '12 at 14:55
  • @Sklivvz you can use a link reference as many times as you want in a post ^_^ – Naftali aka Neal Mar 29 '12 at 15:23
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At the very least, please change the yellow currently in use. I find it far too 'bright' to be comfortable to look at. Gold badges, tag counts and tag highlights in particular. Where this shade is used on a black background it's ok, but on a white background it's far to bright to be nice to look at.

Since this is sceptics, I used a colour contrast checker, and the yellow on white does not even pass WCAG 2 AA Compliant, the lowest metric on that site. It's a very long way off passing any of the metrics. I'd recommend a more orangey hue, particularly for badges.

  • neither the green #83CF20 against white when a browsing questions that are answered (but not accepted) – ajax333221 Mar 23 '12 at 17:25

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